Jack Raymond Sneddon, 75, of Knightsville, died Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Union Hospital.
Born in Knightsville on March 11, 1929, he was the son of William A. and Ina Lunsford Sneddon. He graduated from Van Buren High School Class of 1947. As a teenager, he worked on the railroad in the summer. After graduation, he worked at the "Old Dust Bowl" factory and the Arketex Ceramic Corporation. In addition, he served in the Army for two years, stationed in California, Japan, and Korea with the HQ Co. 24th division, where he became a corporal.
He received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Bronze Star Attachment, United Nations Service Medal, and a medal issued by the Korean government on the 50th anniversary of the war.
He retired from the U.S. Penitentiary of Terre Haute in 1983 after 28 years as a correctional officer and counselor. He then worked for Dusty Rhodes Ford for 17 years and as a buyer/seller at the auto auctions in Indianapolis. His most recent employment was driving cars for many of his friends in the used car business.
He served on the Knightsville Town Board for eight years and most recently served on the K&H Sewer Board of Knightsville.
He was a member of the Knightsville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Gallez Sneddon, whom he married August 26, 1950; children, Emily Maffioli, of Terre Haute; Scott Sneddon and wife Debbie, of Harmony; Cheryl French and husband Ron, of Brazil; Gary Sneddon and wife Jackie, of Knightsville; grandshcildren, Jamie Elwell and husband Scott, Lisa Pearson and husband Brian, Tina Miller and husband Bob, Ron Maffioli, Jr., and Toni Moore and Husband John, 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Vandiver and husband Melvin, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Paul Sneddon and wife Annabelle, of Brazil, Jim Sneddon and wife Carolyn, of Carrollton, Ga.; three sisters-in-law, Jean Sneddon Martin, Harriet Sneddon, and Mary Ann Phillips and husband Bob; brother-in-law Mack L. McCullough; and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bill Sneddon, Ken Sneddon, and Evelyn Rissler.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home, with Pastor Scott Aselage officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery, with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 2 and VFW 1127. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of their choice.